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Smog Choker!

Smog Choker!

Insider News 18 January 2020 0

Warsaw woke up on January 17th to scenes reminiscent of Silent Hill. Blanketed in a thick fug of smog, particulate levels registered three times above the recommended maximum threshold. Remarkably, residents of the capital could count themselves lucky – according to statistics released by AirVisual, an independent air monitoring...
The Perfect Chemis-tree: Warsaw & The Palm!
Asked what public art should ‘achieve’, Joanna Rajkowska is surprisingly dismissive. “Nothing, really,” she replies, “it should just be a part of our everyday lives” It’s perhaps a startling admission given that Rajkowska, it could be argued, started Warsaw’s mania for this form of art. First appearing in the...
I’m Planet Earth: Save Me!
Warsaw has become the first city in the world to install smart recycling machines that incentivize the public to treat their waste responsibly. Developed by the Kraków-based firm EcoTech System, users can dispatch their aluminum, glass and plastic trash inside the contraptions before receiving points in return via a...
Call Of The Wild
A stork has landed a Polish charity in hot water after a SIM card inside a GPS tracker used to trace its migratory habits was removed and used to make a series of phone calls – in Africa. The tracker had been placed on the bird last year in...
Central Park
The results of a competition to find a new design for the southern side of the Palace of Culture have been revealed, with the winning entry coming courtesy of the Gdynia-based architectural studio Pniewski Architecki. Picked for its originality and functionality, work to implement the project is expected to...
Whale Of A Time

Whale Of A Time

Insider News 10 December 2017 0

Warsaw residents woke on Friday morning to news that a 15-meter whale had been discovered washed up on the banks of the Wisla river. Secured by police tape, and guarded by a team of scientists clad in hazmat suits, the finding prompted a steady stream of gawkers throughout the...
Smog Alert!

Smog Alert!

Insider News 9 November 2017 0

It’s baaaack! Following a brief break over summer, Warsaw’s smog problem has made a theatrical return with analysts warning that the number of harmful particles in the air has, at times, exceeded EU limits by over 300%. The news is a blow to City Hall who have repeatedly struggled...
Weekend Happenings
Warsaw Orange Festival 2-3 June @ Służewiec, ul. Puławska 266 Warsaw’s biggest music festival has an array of acts booked to perform, among them Kings of Leon, Imagine Dragons, Kodaline and Justice. Tickets from zł. 109-399 @ orangewarsawfestival.pl Comic Con 1-4 June @ Ptak Warsaw Expo, Al. Katowicka 62...
Gallery of Steel Figures
If you’re anything like me, then the only thing you’ll know about Pruszków is its long-gone reputation as a mafia stronghold. Now, though, a new gallery is getting the town noticed for entirely more positive reasons… Allegedly inspired by Madama Tussauds, the gallery is the work of local artist...
Travel: Kiermusy

Travel: Kiermusy

Features 25 October 2016 0

BY ALEX WEBBER | PHOTOS BY ED WIGHT Escaping from Kiermusy isn’t impossible, but it’s certainly quite tricky. The problem isn’t so much the grunting animals that occasionally incur onto the narrow road out, the problem, I’ve found, is myself. I don’t want to leave. Why would anyone? This...

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